Course syllabus

Avancerad hydraulik
Advanced Hydraulics

VVRN01, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 2
Date of Decision: 2012-03-16

General Information

Main field: Water Resources.
Elective for: MWLU2, V5-vr, W5-vr
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The objective of the course is to provide a fundamental understanding of the phenomena and processes that govern water flow with the special purpose of providing the students with knowledge to analyze flow conditions both in technical systems and in nature. Emphasis is put on the ability to describe advanced flow problems in mathematical terms in order to compute primary variables such as pressure and velocity and how they vary in time and space. The course discusses both fundamental and applied aspects of water flow.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Basic concepts concerning flow kinematics and dynamics together with the control volume approach. Fundamental equations for conservation of mass, momentum, and energy. Euler's equations. Navier-Stokes equations. Solutions to the fundamental equations for special flow problems (e.g., flow between two plates, creeping flow). Laminar and turbulent boundary layers. Turbulence theory and models (e.g., mixing length models, k-epsilon models). Density effects and stratified flow. Application to specific flow situations in:

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination and home assignments.


Required prior knowledge: VVR145 Water or VVR120 Fluid Mechanics
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 15.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professon Magnus Larson,
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